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The End of TV’s Lumpenproletariat

For a decade, ‘Shameless’ has painted a picture of American life rarely seen on screen. That’s about to end.


Nationalize the Movies

The simplest and most effective way to save cinema is through government subsidies to small, independent filmmakers.


Satanic Panics and the Death of Mythos

Being alive has perhaps never been more confusing, especially because we have lost the tool that might help us make sense of it all.


The Refreshing Gender Politics of ‘The Rise of Phoenixes’

Seeing yourself on screen is a beautiful thing, even if you need subtitles.


Movie Stars and Their Misguided Messiah Complex

Just because you claim to “create jobs” doesn’t give you the right to treat fellow human beings like dirt.


Forty Years Later, ‘9 to 5’ Still Speaks the Truth

It’s been four decades since the iconic Dolly Parton-Jane Fonda-Lily Tomlin film dropped, and it’s as relevant as ever.


The Politics of Thrillers

Under the slick suits and high tension shootouts, America’s favorite thrillers are hiding something.


The Limits of Liberal Comedy

Why are liberals detrimentally unfunny, and what’s the left’s stake in comedy?


Borat As Milgram Experiment

The film’s lesson is not so much that Americans are bigoted, but that they decline to take moral stands when it counts. The implications should disturb us all.


“Mythic Quest” and the Pursuit of Anti-Capitalist Media

In mass media’s clutter of incoherent ideology, Mythic Quest aims an anti-capitalist lens inward.


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